Amongst their closest family and friends, Vanessa and Brian said “I Do” under a tree in the beautiful gardens of the Simpson House in Kansas City. The day was absolutely perfect with amazing weather, an adorable and insanely in love couple and wonderful vendors. The wedding had an overall vintage feel with touches of bicycles sprinkled throughout to help incorporate how Vanessa and Brian met and to help celebrate their passion of being avid cyclists. The overall color palette was fun the cheerful with tones of yellows, greys and blues.
For the bouquets I mixed together an array of flowers including roses, football mums, queen ann’s lace, ranunculus, billy balls, scabiosa pods, maiden hair fern and dusty miller. I also added a variety of succulents to all the bridal party flowers as well as wheat to Vanessa’s bouquet in memory of her father who was a wheat farmer. During the ceremony Vanessa wrapped her bouquet in a vintage blue and white handkerchief that she had received from a family member which had their wedding date and initials embroided in one of the corners.
Both flower girls carried yellow pomanders down the aisle with the ring bearer following closely behind with a vintage wooden box filled with a bed of flowers and ribbon that tied the rings safely inside.
Vanessa walked down the aisle to “I Will” by the Beatles which was preformed acoustically by Richard and Michelle from the band Hidden Pictures.
To help accentuate the beautiful tree as a ceremony backdrop we created 3 bicycle chandeliers made up of bicycle wheels, ribbon, and flowers. We hung each chandelier at different heights and cut the ribbons various lengths to help them flow in the wind.
Each seat at the ceremony had a small bell which read “Ring for a kiss…Tonight as we gather together, wish us a love to last forever. If you’d like us to share a wedded kiss, ring the bell for lifelong bliss!” As the ceremony concluded friends and family rang their bells as Vanessa and Brian walked back down the aisle as a married couple.
Up next is Vanessa + Brian Part 2 with details on their tandem bike send off, carnival glass centerpieces and much much more!